Lionsgate tracks down Five Killers

Mark Helfrich is directing the tale of an ex-hitman with a problem

It must be tough being a hitman. You have to keep your work secret from everyone, the pay is lousy (unless you get really good) and those bullets cost a fortune. And then when you eventually retire – there’s always someone out to get you.

It sounds like a movie cliché and it is – the former hitman finding that a hit has been put out on him – but that doesn’t stop studios from digging it up and giving it a fresh coat of paint every few years. Lionsgate is the latest, hiring Good Luck Chuck director Mark Helfrich to tackle Five Killers.

He’ll work from a script by Bob DeRosa, which follows the usual path – retired assassin living his dream life discovers that someone he annoyed years ago has sent a posse to off him.

There’s no word on casting yet, and no start date set, but we expect the bullets to start flying next year.

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